I stumbled upon your blog when researching about Hallux Limitus. I am fairly young in my early 20's and am attending university.
Thank you! Anonymous
- Have orthotic devices designed to off weight the big toe joint.
- Have standing foot X-rays to check on the overall health of the joint and foot in general.
- Get an MRI before any discussion of surgery to check cartilage status.
- Learn to spica tape with kinesiotape.
- Discuss the opinions of 3 different surgeons when one surgeon tells you that your only option is surgery from this point on.
- Begin a 1 year program of daily foot strengthening exercises.
- Learn the self mobilization procedure for Hallux Limitus.
- Ice pack your big toe joint area for 15 minutes three times a daily for at least one month to reduce inflammation.
- Learn what shoes and activities bother it, and what activities do not bother it.
- Never lean towards surgery, but rather but gently pushed there when needed by a caring doctor.